Queer Geek News Roundup: February 25, 2018

  • Twenty years after the dire big-screen version, Netflix is rebooting the campy 60s sci-fi series Lost in Space with what (going by the trailer) will be a more grounded, hard-SF take. I'm hoping that Parker Posey, as the duplicitous Dr. Smith, at least gets some quality scenery-chewing opportunities.

  • Amazon has announced a series adaptation of author Iain M. Banks' acclaimed Culture novels "in which a highly advanced and progressive society ends up at war with the Idirans, a deeply religious, warlike race intent on dominating the entire galaxy." (I'm quoting from the press release because I haven't read any of them, and really ought to get around to it.)

  • Not to be beaten by a certain rival game icon, SEGA and Paramount Pictures have announced that a live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog film will hit theaters in November 2019.

  • Joss Whedon will no longer be writing and directing a Batgirl film, as he "really didn't have a story." Whether he'll tackle anything else for DC remains to be seen.

  • Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is in talks to star in the It sequel, playing the adult version of female lead Beverly.

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on February 25, 2018

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